Former American Heritage star laid to rest

Posted at 8:47 AM, May 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-15 12:40:00-04

Plenty of tears, hugs and memories shared as hundreds honor the life of a local football star at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach.

Greg Bryant Junior died last week after he was found shot on I-95.

"It's just a hard time, but we got to keep each other in prayers," says former teammate Jeremy Gaskins.

"You can't say enough great things about Greg Bryant Jr. He was everything they say he was," says former coach Stacy Sizemore.

American Heritage headmaster, Bob Stone, delivered a eulogy about the impact the former star running back had on so many lives.

"His teammates and the sports side of it, but also his classmates and but of what he meant to everybody around him. Our whole American Heritage community, the Delray Beach and South Florida community," says Stone.

It was standing room only for the service. Family, friends, former teammates all spoke highly of Bryant's work ethic.

"His hard work, dedication and his inspiration to people," says Gaskins.

The investigation continues into Bryant's death, classified as a homicide.

He was found shot on I-95 with Maurice Grover who suffered minor injuries. Grover says they were on their way home from the club Sugary Daddy's when the shooting happened.

Detectives are seeking witnesses.

Family and friends forgetting that at least for today, celebrating a 21-year-old who accomplished so much.

"Great teammate. I'm going to dearly miss him, but he is up in a better place now."

American Heritage says the school is starting a memorial fund in Bryant's memory.